It all reeks of disaster.
Red Tails? Can anyone imagine that script? Lucas dialogue will make this a sure winner.
Indy 4? F^#* me. Did anyone see Firewall? Harrison Ford looks like a cross between the Crypt Keeper and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons. And lose the fucking earring, you're 100!
Last Crusade came out in 89' 89!
I love Han and Indy as much as the next guy, but stop the maddness. For Heaven's sake, leave Indiana Jones alone.
And new characters for the TV series? How does that accomplish anything? The series should touch on the lives of all the characters we know...
I want to see some of Luke's experinces on the farm. I want to see Leia growing up on Alderaan. (i.e. Their contrasting lives) Bail's life as an Imperial Senator; having clandestine meetings with Mothma, secret and cool spy shit. Boba and other hunters tracking down Jedi, assassinating politicians for Palps, etc. I want to see Vader going from heartbroken guy with nowhere to turn to bitter, cold-hearted bastard we see entering the Tantive IV in ANH. Maybe young Han joining the Academy, freeing Chewie from slavery. Some Han and Chewie adventures, etc.
There is so much there already. We have all the characters we need. Just get some good writers. You take a LOST approach and devote two episodes per character per season. You get a nice mix of action, story...subplots.
The last thing we need is a whole group of new characters in the forefront and Lucasfilm trying to sell us on the idea that they are Star Wars.
I'm already having Jar Jar and Grievous nightmares.